A Words: Definitions, Examples, and Usage Tips

Discover the wide variety of words that start with the letter “A” to enhance your vocabulary and language skills.

  1. Abate- to decrease in force or intensity
  2. Benevolent- well meaning and kindly
  3. Cryptic- having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure
  4. Dauntless- showing fearlessness and determination
  5. Eclectic- deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources
  6. Facade- an outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant reality
  7. Galvanize- shock or excite into taking action
  8. Hapless- unfortunate
  9. Iconoclast- a person who attacks cherished beliefs or institutions
  10. Juxtapose- place or deal with close together for contrasting effect
  11. Kinetic- relating to or resulting from motion
  12. Languid- slow and relaxed
  13. Meticulous- showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise
  14. Nebulous- in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy
  15. Omnipotent- having unlimited power
  16. Paradox- a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition
  17. Quintessential- representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class
  18. Rancor- bitterness or resentfulness, especially when long-standing
  19. Sagacity- the quality of being sagacious (having keen mental discernment and good judgment)
  20. Tactile- connected with the sense of touch
  21. Ubiquitous- present, appearing, or found everywhere
  22. Vacillate- alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive
  23. Wanderlust- a strong desire to travel
  24. Xenophile- an individual who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs
  25. Yearn- have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from
  26. Zealous- having or showing zeal (great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or objective)
  1. Affinity- a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something
  2. Bucolic- relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life
  3. Cathartic- providing psychological relief through the open expression of strong emotions
  4. Decipher- succeed in understanding, interpreting, or identifying (something)
  5. Ephemeral- lasting for a very short time
  6. Flippant- not showing a serious or respectful attitude
  7. Gregarious- (of a person) fond of company; sociable
  8. Hedonistic- engaged in the pursuit of pleasure; sensually self-indulgent
  9. Imperative- of vital importance; crucial
  10. Jovial- cheerful and friendly
  11. Kaleidoscope- a constantly changing pattern or sequence of elements
  12. Loquacious- tending to talk a great deal; talkative
  13. Monolithic- large, powerful, and intractably indivisible and uniform
  14. Novel- new or unusual in an interesting way
  15. Ostracize- exclude from a society or group
  16. Palpable- so intense as to seem almost tangible
  17. Querulous- complaining in a petulant or whining manner
  18. Revelation- a surprising and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made known in a dramatic way
  19. Surreptitious- kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of
  20. Transient- lasting only for a short time; impermanent
  21. Unprecedented- never done or known before
  22. Venerable- accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character
  23. Whimsical- playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way
  24. Xenophobia- dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries
  25. Yoke- a device for joining together a pair of draft animals.
  26. Zephyr- a gentle breeze

This list offers a balanced mix of common and uncommon words to boost vocabulary diversity.

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